Sunday, October 31, 2010

Christmas elf

Happy Halloween!
With Halloween almost over, is time for Thanksgiving  decor .
I started to stitch  Lizzie Kate's pair of pilgrims but it will not be done by Thanksgiving.

Well, Friday I went to Michael's to get this little guy.
I had seen him before, but since at the time I did not had a coupon, I had to come back to get him.
Even dear husband that is very hard to please on this things likes him.
Look his little face...just adorable!
They have other kinds, like a baker and a toy maker, all very sweet.
Now, I just have to think where to display him when the time comes.

Thanks for reading my blog!

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Beautiful pictures on Flickr

Some time ago I found  some beautiful pictures on flickr.
Flickr has lots of cool talented people, and this lady from Craft and Creativity is just amazing.
Lovely little girls, lovely crafts, lovely everything.
Take a look here and you will agree with me.

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Flower Fairies birthday party

I am  finally posting about my daughter's birthday.
It was on a Saturday in June.
Because we all love fairies, the beautiful Cicely Mary Barker's Flower Fairies were the theme.
I tried  to stick with the theme as much is possible, with some variations.
I saw a cute fairy ring cake and toadstool cupcakes at Cathy Gaubert's blog.
Also, I loved the idea of girls sitting on toadstools that I saw on flickr.
So, I had to mix Flower Fairies with toadstools.
We got the Flower Fairies Postcard book at Amazon. It is a cute little book with 30 postcards that you can tear off. They are so cute that I had a hard time picking the ones to send to the guest as invitations. I had some left that I used on frames and on plants - Lavender fairy on a lavender plant, Rose fairy on a rose plant and so on.
I made a Flower Fairy costume for my birthday girl... and she was so cute!
We live in an apartment, but I was able to use a little bit of space outside.
I made almost everything for the party. I love to make things for my sweetie and we had a small budget .
I think this cake was not only a very cute idea but also great for someone like me with no talents on cake decorating.
The fairy is an ornament from San Francisco music box that I already had.
My friend Jodie made the wooden mushrooms.

I made a Fairy Garden using a bowl, a silk plant, Spanish moss, two big mushrooms from World's Market, more of Jodie's mushrooms and another Flower Fairy ornament from San Francisco Music box.

The fairy wand cookies were made by my friend Anniece. I gave one to each girl as they left .
I made a little bag with their name on  for each girl . They put the prizes they got after each game in it. They also took home their felt "toadstool".
The party favors were fabric yo-yo hair clips, bead bracelets, crayons and gummy candies.
I hanged some paper tag ornaments (freebie from a card making magazine) on silk flowers and twigs that I put on a pitcher.
I got the Flower Fairies mobile online. It is decorating my girl's  room now.
We had a hard time choosing the games.
The birthday girl has some limitations because of her condition. We needed fun games with no running or jumping.
We decided  to have Packing for Fairy Land, Spin the fairy wand and Fairy freeze. We planned two crafts but had time only for one.
The food was finger food ... fairy food. Strawberries, grapes, melon, veggies and cheese sandwiches in a flower shape.
The girls had a great time and I had so much fun planning and making my cutie's special day.

Friday, October 15, 2010

Halloween Fabric Bunting

Hi! Yesterday I made a fabric bunting. Very fast and easy. I got the fabrics at Joann.
I am really trying to make more fall projects this year.
I like the fall holidays, but not as much as Christmas. Because of that I have the tendency to make lots of Christmas stuff. Until end of fall I plan to squeeze a couple more fall projects while making Christmas gifts.

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

One more Cross Stitch Finish

This is French Country Pumpkin from JBW designs.  I really enjoyed stitching it.
I wanted to make some new fall stitching this year and this is my first one. I am working on other projects but I don't think I will finish on time, since I have to start on Christmas stitching very soon.

Some Cross Stitch Finishes

Some new cross stitch .
I finished these 2 blocks using the directions from the Twisted Stitcher.
She has a great tutorial blog with very easy to follow instructions.
First, The Chocolate Covered Cherries freebie from Casey Buonaugurio. Very cute design.
I just love how it came out.

Then, Teaching is a work of love from Lizzie Kate. I made this one for my girl's last year's teacher. She is great and was so helpful and understanding about Brenda's Neurofibromatosis. She has so much love. This design is really for her.

Thanks for stopping by!

Ana Paula.